Country : France
Born : 28 mai 1903 - Decize, France
RIP : 12 octobre 1961 - Paris, France
Marguerite's father was organist, his whish was to see his daughter taking over the practice. Instead the young Marguerite studies piano with Alfred Cortot, and harmony with Nadia Boulanger, giving récitals during her teenage years. Unfortunately, she has to stop her career when she embark to the United States.
Her first succès is " l'Etranger", for which she receives the Prize of Disc. Marguerite Monnot works with Raymond Asso, and will find the right melody for "Mon légionnaire" which will be créated by Marie Dubas. The legendary Edith Piaf, has also recorded the well known song.
Marguerite has collaborated with Edith for "l'Hymne à l'amour", with Charles Dumont for "Les Amants d'un jour", with Georges Moustaki, for "Milord", René Rouzaud, for "la Goualante du pauvre Jean", or Henri Contet for "Ma mome, ma p'tite môme.
Marguerite has composed an impressive list of success, "Escale", "Le petit Monsieur triste", "Jour de fete", "C'est à Hambourg", including scores and musical play "La pt'ite Lily", "Irma la douce" based on a libretto by Alexandre Breffort.